‘Too Valuable to Give Up’- Nick Kyrgios Isn’t in Favor of Letting Jaylen Brown Go

Published 08/16/2022, 5:30 AM EDT

Nick Kyrgios, apart from tennis, has an interest in many other sports. The Australian tennis ace especially loves watching basketball. He supports Boston Celtics and has strong opinions about its players. Hence, how could he stay quiet when there is a huge shift at the doorstep for the team?

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The 2022 Wimbledon Championships finalist recently shared his thoughts on the matter of the 25-year-old Jaylen Brown’s time in the team.

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Nick Kyrgios gives his opinion

While in a press conference, Kyrgios addressed the ongoing hustle related to Boston Celtics. He spoke about whether Kevin Durant’s acquisition should be prioritized ahead of Jaylen Brown. And said, “I love Jaylen Brown. I love Tatum. I hope it doesn’t change.”

Thereafter, the former World no.13 explained his stand. “Obviously, I understand the Celtics are a win now franchise. But I think Jaylen Brown is too valuable to give up. I think he is one of the best two way forwards in the league. So I hope not.”

Since 2016, Brown has been playing for the team, splitting his time between shooting guard and small forward and having a great partnership with Jayson Tatum. Therefore, the sudden talks of breaking up the duo shook fans, including the Aussie.

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Speaking of Kyrgios, the Australian Open doubles champion, after incurring a quarterfinals defeat against the Pole Hubert Hurkacz at the Canadian Open, will be vying for the trophy at Cincinnati.

What lies ahead for the Aussie star?

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The Citi Open singles and doubles champion is all set for the hard courts of Cincinnati Masters. Like in Canada, he has signed for both categories in the ongoing tournament.

Mar 27, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Nick Kyrgios (AUS) hits a forehand against Fabio Fognini (ITA)(not pictured) in a third round men’s singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The 27-year-old has already won in doubles and will aim to advance in the singles by outclassing the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Tuesday. He will clash with the German Open quarterfinalist for the first time in Centre Court for a seat in the last 32 of the event.

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Further, in the case of doubles, he and his compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis will square off against the British-American pair of Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram in the round of 16.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

Edited By: Tony Thomas

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